Medication Management

At the MCC, no medication is prescribed for a child until after an MCC psychologist has diagnosed a mental health condition and determined that a medication evaluation would be a necessary and helpful adjunct to psychotherapeutic treatments. The MCC medication provider requires that children receiving medications are also receiving individual therapy, in an effort to reduce over time the need for medication. The MCC is conservative in its recommendation and prescriptions for medications, and very rarely are any potentially habit-forming medications prescribed.